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Good advice on choosing on-premise software or cloud and hosted systems comes from Tim Guest of Frontline Consultancy. Guest reminds buyers to consider things like the strength of the Internet connection, pricing concerns and data center location when choosing one alternative over the other.
Will Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill’s portrayal of Michael Lewis’ classic “Moneyball” on the big screen vault BI into pervasive use? Well, probably not. But the principles and lessons learned here can certainly be applied beyond baseball, according to an article by IT BusinessEdge’s Mike Vizard, “The Moneyball Effect on the Use of Analytics Software.”
SAP Mentor Natascha Thomson shares some good tips for people like me who are still trying to figure out whether Pinterest is worth the hype, and the time. Thomson gives a step by step for generating awareness and demand for B2B.
Analyst Joshua Greenbaum writes that reports of ERP’s death have been greatly exaggerated in “The King is Dead, Long Live the King: The end of ERP and the birth of the hybrid enterprise.” “ERP only” might be on its way out, but it’s the foundation for a hybrid enterprise that is gaining traction.
More Oracle and SAP “banter” this week. In addition to setting a new date for the TomorrowNow trial, Oracle released its Exalytics (say that ten times, or perhaps I should say, times ten, fast) appliance, you know, the one that will go up against HANA.This Week on ASUGNews
This year, ASUGNews will cover more news for ASUG’s most active communities, and to that end, each month we’ll be focusing on a new one. February was dedicated to HCM. In “Spotlight on SAP HCM,” check out all of the recent HCM coverage, as well as helpful advice from Gartner Research analyst Sunil Padmanabh on SAP’s HCM strategy this year.
Quote of the Week
We have a highly profitable traditional business. The maintenance on our suite, for example, is an incredibly profitable business. Over the last several years there was this struggle of working with the maintenance business versus innovating. And I think that in the last two years, the new management team at SAP, have executed on this direction that I call timeless software which is to bring innovation without disruption.-SAP CTO Vishal Sikka, speaking to investors and analysts at this week’s Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, on SAP’s growth in new areas like cloud, mobility, analytics and HANA, and not simply maintenance on traditional applications
Tweets of the Week@golasalle: @vijayasankarv @jonerp How about BIG social data? Maybe call it Fatbook? Or Twibber?@DaveatWisPubs: Van Halen to play SAPPHIRE! @jonerp had it pegged way before anyone else. Here’s the proof on @ILN4SAP http://www.insiderlearningnetwork.com/davidhannon/blog/2012/01/18/what%E2%80%99s_got_jon_reed_so_fired_up
@oswaldXXL: Only lost half the room the first time I mentioned I wouldn’t be talking about BEX/BW in my connectivity session. #BI2012@gpmyers: Hard to believe we aren’t past usernames&passwords yet. But then again, we’re not past printing reports on paper, either. #Progress@orthous: NOTE TO SELF: do not let the 3 yr old play with iPad while getting ready for work. #Cheerios and stickiness all over the screen. #father